Led by songwriter Helen Hurry, Steel Mountains was an outgrowth of Tower Recordings, the seminal Vermont-based experimental folk collective that controlled from the mid-’90s in the expanded New England (and national) folk scenes that distributed members with rings such as for example Jackie-O Motherfucker among others. When the music group split in the first 2000s, its associates continued release a music under an extremely variety of banners. Head Matt “MV” Valentine became hyper-prolific along with his MV & EE task with Erika Elder, but guitarist/bassist/percussionist/keyboardist Helen Hurry took time in building herself being a single musician. When she do, first assembling Steel Mountains in 2007, it had been still quite definitely a music group, despite being focused around Rush’s tranquil, ethereal music. The music group featured a set of Rush’s Tower Recordings collaborators, including Pat “PG6” Gubler and violinist Samara Lubelski. Hurry took her period bringing Steel Mountains in to the studio aswell, finally launching a self-titled debut this year 2010, documented at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon.